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Aboriginal Education

Standing Proud logo. 

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is committed to ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve to their highest potential, both in school and in later life. Fulfilling this commitment requires recognition that resources must be provided and effective strategies must be developed to meet the particular educational needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students in ALCDSB schools. Knowing and understanding Aboriginal students and their families will enable educators to make more informed educational decisions.

 Photo collage of student with aboriginal necklace and teeppees.

Self-Identification:

I am aboriginal and I choose success.pdf 

Self Identify Brochure.pdf

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, like most School Districts throughout Ontario, is inviting Aboriginal students and their families to tell us, voluntarily and confidentially, if you are of Aboriginal descent. This is part of a larger, long-term initiative to improve understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures, and perspectives by all members of our school community.  Along with the Ministry of Education, the ALCDSB has identified Aboriginal education as one of its key priorities. Our goal is to improve achievement among First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students, and to provide an opportunity for all students to gain knowledge and understanding about Aboriginal cultures and traditions.​​

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  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.